Dental Crowns and Bridges

What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental Crowns and Bridges are permanent "caps" or replacement teeth that affix directly on top or between teeth. Similar to Porcelain Veneers, Dental Crowns and Bridges give the appearance of a white, straight and natural looking smile. However, while Porcelain Veneers only cover the front of the tooth, Dental Crowns and Bridges surround and cap the entire tooth.

Your Northland Dental professional can help determine which procedure is right for you.

Call Northland Dental now at  (403) 255-6688 with any questions you have regarding Dental Crowns and Bridges or schedule your free consultation today.

 


What are Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns are a cosmetic dentistry procedure where caps or crowns, usually made from porcelain or ceramic, are affixed to teeth that have been broken, chipped, misshapen or discoloured. They are fitted directly over the surface of your natural teeth, giving the appearance of a straight, white smile. Permanent, durable and fully functional, Dental Crowns are custom built to match your own tooth shape and colour and act just like a regular tooth.

What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?

Dental Crowns can be beneficial in the following circumstances:

  • To cover a large filling when there is significant tooth loss;
  • Cover cracked or chipped teeth;
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing and breaking;
  • Cover a poorly shaped tooth;
  • Cover a tooth that recently had a root canal treatment;
  • Protect natural teeth, yet cover severe stains that cannot be rectified through cosmetic teeth whitening.

What Is A Dental Bridge?

A Dental Bridge is made up of permanent, artificial teeth that are used to replace one or more missing teeth or fill in gaps between missing teeth. Like Dental Crowns, your dental professional will ensure your bridge is durable, matched to your natural tooth colour and functions just like regular teeth.

What are the Benefits of A Dental Bridge?

There are many reasons why your dental professional may recommend a Dental Bridge:

  • It fills in tooth gaps between teeth;
  • It replaces teeth that are severely decayed and should be removed;
  • Avoids the shifting of remaining teeth and the formation of an uneven bite that can occur when teeth are missing;
  • Helps with the prevention of gum disease and TMJ Disorder that can occur with missing teeth.

Your Dental professional will work closely with you to determine which dental procedure is right for you. 

Will Dental Crowns or Bridges Ruin My Natural Teeth?

No! The bonding agent that is used to affix the crowns and bridges to teeth is non-toxic and will not harm your teeth. In fact, Dental Crowns work to protect your natural teeth by acting as a shield, protecting them from staining, chipping or breaking.

What is the Process?

At Northland Dental, we do everything to ensure your treatment is as thorough and comfortable as possible. Once you and your dental professional decide to go ahead with the Dental Crowns or Bridges, you can expect:

First Visit:

  • Before we start any procedure, we will conduct a Comprehensive Dental Exam to access your current dental health. This may include x-rays, tooth evaluation, bite analysis, oral cancer screening and more.
  • After a local anaesthetic is applied, one of our experienced Calgary dentists will shape your tooth so a crown or bridge can fit over it properly.
  • Once the tooth or teeth are shaped, we will take an impression in order that your custom-made bridge or crown is fitted perfectly to your natural teeth and bite.
  • Depending on the current state of your teeth, we will fit you with a temporary crown or bridge that you will comfortably wear until your second visit.
  • Our dental professionals will then custom-make your crown or bridge to ensure the size and colour are perfectly matched to your natural, existing teeth.

Second Visit:

  • On your second visit, we will again administer a local anaesthetic to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
  • We will take out your temporary appliance and replace with your custom made, permanent dental bridge or crown.
  • We will take the time to ensure your appliance is fitted properly, affixed with non-toxic cement, and your smile is beautiful, straight and bright. 

At Northland Dental Clinic, your experience will be quick, easy and relatively painless. Our trusted dentists have years of experience with Dental Crowns, Bridges, Porcelain Veneers and other cosmetic dentistry procedures and dental emergencies.

How Much Do They Cost?

The cost of Dental Crowns and Bridges depends on a number of factors, all of which our dental professionals will walk you through. Our office does provide Direct Billing in order to eliminate the hassle associated with filing insurance claims, making the process as easy as possible for you.

Contact Our Calgary Dentists Today

At Northland Village Dental Centre, our highest priority is providing optimal oral health for all our patients. Call us now at  (403) 255-6688 with any questions about your dental health, or schedule your Dental Crown and Bridge consultation today.

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